India vs Australia 2018: Australian opener Phil Hughes passed away exactly four years ago while he was hit by a ferocious bouncer from Chris Abbott during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales. He was hit by a bouncer bowled at 152km/h by Abbott. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. Hence, November 27, 2014, marks one of the saddest days in the history of cricket. Australian cricketers always make it a point to pay tribute to the promising opener every year and this year was no different. Michael Clarke, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, and ICC paid tribute to the cricketer by posting heartwarming messages on Instagram.
“Thinking of you today Hugh. #408”, wrote former Australian captain Steve Smith.
Michael Clarke, who was one of his best friends also remembered the southpaw. “I will see you again,” wrote Clarke in memory of his friend Phil Hughes.
Mitchell Johnson, who has played alongside Hughes wrote, “Always in our thoughts, miss you buddy #408”.
ICC too did not forget the day. Their post read, ” November 27th, 2014 was one of the darkest days the cricketing family has ever experienced as it lost Phil Hughes, who died at the age of just 25.”
Hughes was on 63 when the ball hit him on his helmet and it was 4:08 pm and co-incidentally he was also Australia’s 408th Test player.